Chan Jing Wen Kenny

Kenny_Chan Chan Jing Wen Kenny

Chan Jing Wen Kenny


Kenny Chan, Singapore’s home grown ruan artist graduated with a Bachelor of Music (Honours) from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in partnership with the Royal College of Music (London) and the Central Conservatory of Music (Beijing). Kenny joined Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) as daruan musician in 2023. He was under the tutelage of SCO Ruan Principal Zhang Ronghui and Jing Po, he also did a minor in sanxian performance under the tutelage of SCO Pluck Strings Sectional Leader Huang Guifang and renowned sanxian musician Zhang Nianbing.

Kenny is the founding member of Ding Yi Music Company, Singapore National Youth Chinese Orchestra and Singapore Ruan Chamber Ensemble. Kenny presented a double Ruan concerto composed by local composer Jean. Y Foo with Ding Yi music company, and was conducted by Maestro Lim Yau. In 2008, Kenny won the Silver award at the 28th Shanghai Spring International Music Festival and first prize under the folk ensemble category at the 2009 National Eisteddfod of Wales (Llangollen) with Art-Sphere ensemble (now known as Ding Yi Music Company). In 2010, Kenny was awarded with the first runner-up for Ruan Solo Competition (Open Category) in the National Chinese Music Competition (now known as Singapore Chinese Music Competition). In the same year, he was appointed as Pluck Strings Principal in Ding Yi Music Company.

In 2018, Chan joined the Suzhou Chinese Orchestra (SUCO) and was with SUCO on the well-received tour around Europe. He was awarded the Austrian Music Theatre Prize 2021 with SUCO. Apart from playing in the orchestral and chamber ensemble setting, Kenny has a strong calling in educating the next generation of ruan musician, hoping to impart his knowledge and experiences to them.

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